MSc in Political Science

Aarhus University

Program Description

MSc in Political Science

Aarhus University

A BROAD, RESEARCH-ORIENTED DEGREE PROGRAMME

Does diversity jeopardise the welfare state? How is political radicalisation prevented? Why are Scandinavians more trustful than others? At the Department of Political Science our objective is to choose the right research strategies, methods and theoretical concepts that will enable us to answer such questions. This may involve conducting surveys, statistical modelling or interviews, spending hours at the library, or going on field trips to the Middle East.

The MSc in Political Science is the flagship degree of our top European political science department, whose high ratings and research attract academics from around the globe to its vibrant community of scholars. This is a high-quality, two-year programme for those who seek a comprehensive political science education focusing on research design and methodology. The programme gives students the possibility of specialising in the subfields of comparative politics, political theory, political sociology, international relations, public policy or public administration.

QUALITY TEACHING IN AN INFORMAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

The MSc in Political Science is dedicated to the highest-quality teaching in an informal and egalitarian learning environment. Students are always welcome to approach the teaching staff, whose doors are open to anybody wishing to propose a supervised reading course, for example. Students are expected to engage actively in classroom debates. They also collaborate in small-scale comparative projects that make the most of the international study environment.

VARIETY AND OPPORTUNITIES

The MSc in Political Science is flexible, giving students the opportunity to design their own course programme. Talented students may even be offered a chance to work as research assistants on ongoing projects. Some students will spend a semester abroad at one of our partner institutions or do an internship in a company or organisation.

CAREERS

MSc students pursue careers in which independent analytical skills are crucial. They find challenging jobs in academia and in key policy organisations, or as consultants, analysts or strategists in firms, NGOs and the public sector. For half a century the department has produced a flow of illustrious alumni, from government ministers to the present Secretary-General of the EU’s Council of Ministers.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 4, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
9,000 EUR
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Deadline
Start date Sept. 2017
Place
Denmark Aarhus
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 9,000 EUR
Tuition fee per year; EU/EEA and Swiss students FREE